Gets a call from the sitar player -- named Ravi, turns out, which -- and sits for a while listening.
Fanny: "...That was wonderful. And if we were going to have a memorial, you would definitely... Well, have your mother call me."
Boo appears, and Fanny realizes she's left the girls to their own devices, so she tells Boo to go home, and Boo -- it's been a few hours at this point, I guess -- makes up a million reasons why she needs to come to the studio. Eventually, Fanny gives in.
Boo: "Um... I'm sorry, Madame Fanny."
Fanny: "Me too, Boo."
IN THE STUDIO
It's not five hundred people, it's not even fifty. The outside is done in lights and bunting and candles; the inside is warm, full of people. Full of people, just for Fanny.
Michelle: "I don't know you that well, so I don't know what to say. Sometimes it's better not to say anything. Sometimes maybe you just need to do something. So Fanny, it's not the Intrepid, but this is for you."
Tom Waits singing "Picture In A Frame," as the class does a dance for Fanny. It's not exactly a story about Hubbell, or about Fanny, or about Michelle, but it is for all three of them. For the girls who needed something to do, and for Michelle to fix what she has broken. For Fanny, who went off the rails. For Fanny, whose heart is completely broken, forever. For Fanny.
I'm gonna love you
'Till the wheels come off
Fanny: "You did this?"
Michelle: "I didn't do anything."
The Tom Waits CD was in Hubbell's player; he liked Tom Waits. Now, Fanny will like Tom Waits too.
Fanny: "So ... how are you?"
Michelle: "I think I stole a dog."
Fanny runs away to talk to a Jerry; Michelle tells the girls how wonderful they were. How much Fanny loved it. They go off, to tell her that they love her.
Sasha: "So are you leaving now?"
Michelle: "Not as long as the ham holds out!"
Sasha: "No. I mean are you leaving."
She's not her daughter, she's not even her friend. But she put the wheels back on, she somehow became a part of whatever Fanny's trying to save. Somehow while Ravi was playing the sitar, over the phone, she sat precisely and heard the truth, and part of the truth is Michelle. Sometimes, it's best not to say anything, and Michelle understood that, and gave her a gift in their shared language. She's not a daughter or a daughter-in-law, but she could be a friend. A friend for Fanny. So Michelle gets to meet Hubbell's friend, Jerry Morton.